Let's be honest, most of us will never own a real Bugatti Chiron, but Lego's latest Technic set at least makes it possible to put an amazing model of one on your shelf. The kit goes on sale June 1, and while the $349.99 asking price is expensive, the amount is still a fraction of what a full-sized Chiron would cost.
At 1:8 scale, the competed model is gigantic measuring over 22 inches (56 centimeters) long, 9 inches (25 cm) wide, and 5 inches (14 cm) tall. With 3,599 pieces, you can expect to be assembling the Chiron for quite a while.
After putting together all of those parts, Lego's Chiron is far more than just a static model. For example, inserting the Top Speed Mode key causes the active rear wing to switch from its higher position that prioritizes handling to the lower setting for maximizing the supercar's velocity. The W16 engine also features moving pistons, and owners can swap through the eight-speed gearbox from the paddles in the cabin. Under the hood, each model has a unique serial number. Stickers also let builders add details to the kit.
To keep them occupied during the long assembly, builders can also download nine podcasts with folks from Bugatti and Lego discussing the car and the kit.
Source: Motor 1